Well, it's true-- despite all the poetry activity in Cleveland, the poet whose name is most closely associated with the city is still d.a. levy. It's worth reposting a link to Cleveland Magazine's "The Epic of d.a. levy".
Levy: epic rabblerouser, or self-centered jerk? You decide.
- Cleveland Magazine's list of d.a. levy links.
- d.a. levy collection at Cleveland Memory Project
- d.a. levy home page at thing.net
& everyone knows
sleeping with the muse
is only for young poets
after you've been kept impotent
by style & form & words like "art"
after being published by the RIGHT publishers
and having all the right answers
after youve earned the right to call yrself
a poet yr dead & lying on yr back
drinking ceremonial wine, while
the muse, who is always a young girl
with old eyes into the universe
suddenly remembers necrophilia
is an experience shes had before
& shes not interrested
in straddling corpses anymore